Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future. Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. Money doesn’t buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant. Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound. Clothes can transform your mood and confidence.
I was the first person to have a punk rock hairstyle. I like to be real. I don’t like things to be staged or fussy. In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. If you cut a painter’s hands off, he’d still feel the urge to pick up a brush. I am what I am. Before I was not so proud to make fashion. My family thought fashion wasn’t very interesting. So I hid that.
When I was young, I lived like an old woman, and when I got old, I had to live like a young person. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. I feel that things happen for a reason and open up new opportunities. There has to be a balance between your mental satisfaction and the financial needs of your company. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years.
Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something. I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes, the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful to me and given me so much joy. Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound. I think I’d go mad if I didn’t have a place to escape to. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years.